A small (3 to 3.5 mm) rove beetle with a broader shape than the typical Staphylinidae. Identification is difficult – see ‘Recording Advice’.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Often found in leaf litter in or near to woodland, but may occur in other habitats.
Has been recorded in most months of the year with a peak around April and May.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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